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Old 05-11-2013, 12:26 AM   #11
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Do you burp that 'bandaid' flavor? I think my beer gets that flavor also. I'm 99% sure its the 'bandaid' flavor.

My first batch got it and I let it sit for 4 weeks in bottle then it went away.
I also have another batch bottle conditioning for 3 weeks so far with the prominent flavor. Give it more time? Maybe..?


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Old 05-11-2013, 12:35 AM   #12
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Is the star san made with distilled water?


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Old 05-11-2013, 12:42 AM   #13
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I've done 22 5 gallon extract brews and it happened on numbers 6, 14, 21 and 22. The only major change was going to the turkey fryer around batch 15 and getting the immersion chiller on around batch 18.

I really feel like I've been doing things right so I figured it was in the equipment. So I didn't reuse the better bottle that had it the second time. I've also replaced some syphon hose but it happens in primary and I don't syphon into the bottle. I pour through a strainer and funnel. So I bought a new strainer and funnel.

Again, thank you. I really need to get beyond this.
Are you pouring your fermented beer from the fermenter into bottles? If so, stop that and use the bottling tool (whatever that thing is called). The beer should be bottled slowly and not poured into a bottle.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:49 AM   #14
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Are you pouring your fermented beer from the fermenter into bottles? If so, stop that and use the bottling tool (whatever that thing is called). The beer should be bottled slowly and not poured into a bottle.
No, I syphon to kegs. But the damage is done by then.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:49 AM   #15
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Is the star san made with distilled water?
I usually use tap water.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:50 AM   #16
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Do you burp that 'bandaid' flavor? I think my beer gets that flavor also. I'm 99% sure its the 'bandaid' flavor.

My first batch got it and I let it sit for 4 weeks in bottle then it went away.
I also have another batch bottle conditioning for 3 weeks so far with the prominent flavor. Give it more time? Maybe..?
Dude, it's bad. Like never go away bad. I have a keg that's been full of the crap for like 9 months. No better. And it's not that I burb it, it's like it's all you can taste.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:52 AM   #17
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Should be okay in this instance though. He's doing extract batches.
Ah, I missed that.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:59 PM   #18
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I usually use tap water.
You could try using distilled water to make your StarSan. Seems like a small amount of sanitizer made with tap water shouldn't make this much difference in flavor though, but the taste threshold for the band-aid flavor is pretty low. Are you certain you temps have remained steady on those batches?
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:05 PM   #19
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I know you are sanitizing with starsan but do you use bleach at all. Every few batches I will run bleach through the system and if you do not rinse that with plenty of hot water you will get bandaid
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:14 PM   #20
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I read better bottle and my first thought was scratches and that your one gallon of sanitizer isn't doing enough.

Do you have other fermenters, or the ability to purchase a "control" fermenter that is not a used better bottle?


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